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Banks only: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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banks close at 12:00Sunday April 1, 2018Banks only 
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Banks Inventory (except Bank of India)Monday April 2, 2018Banks only 
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Banks Inventory DayMonday April 2, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Monday April 2, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday April 2, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Tuesday April 3, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Wednesday April 4, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Thursday April 5, 2018Banks only 
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Orthodox Easter Monday**Monday April 9, 2018Banks only 
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Easter TuesdayTuesday April 10, 2018Banks only 
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Civil Servants holiday*Monday April 16, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Wednesday April 18, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Friday April 20, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)*Wednesday April 25, 2018Banks only 
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Carnival (first day)Friday April 27, 2018Banks only 
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Carnival (second day)Saturday April 28, 2018Banks only 
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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier)*Monday April 30, 2018Banks only 
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Day following VesakMonday April 30, 2018Banks only 
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Labour Day**Tuesday May 1, 2018Banks only 
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Children's DayFriday May 4, 2018Banks only 
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AscensionThursday May 10, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedFriday May 11, 2018Banks only 
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Bank Holiday*Friday May 11, 2018Banks only 
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Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Monday May 14, 2018Banks only 
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Royal Plouging Ceremony*Monday May 14, 2018Banks only 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Wednesday May 16, 2018Banks only 
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banks close in the afternoon for one month*Wednesday May 16, 2018Banks only 
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banks close at 12:00Saturday May 19, 2018Banks only 
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Battle of Las Piedras*Monday May 21, 2018Banks only 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Friday May 25, 2018Banks only 
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banks are closedMonday May 28, 2018Banks only 
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Banks close at 12:00 -
Sunday April 1, 2018

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Banks Inventory (except Bank of India) -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks Inventory Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Banks close at 12:00 -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

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Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday April 4, 2018

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Banks close at 12:00 -
Thursday April 5, 2018

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Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday April 9, 2018

Banks only : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.


Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday April 10, 2018

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Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 16, 2018

Banks only : José de Diego' birthday (April 16, 1866 – July 16, 1918), known as The Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement , was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.


Banks close at 12:00 -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

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Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Friday April 20, 2018

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Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Banks only : Flag Day


Carnival (first day) -
Friday April 27, 2018

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Carnival (second day) -
Saturday April 28, 2018

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St Walpurgis (businesses & banks close earlier) -
Monday April 30, 2018

Banks only : Both a Christian and pagan holiday. The day of the witches announces the arrival of spring.


Day following Vesak -
Monday April 30, 2018

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Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Banks only : Banks and most workers, but not public administration.


Children's Day -
Friday May 4, 2018

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Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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Banks are closed -
Friday May 11, 2018

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Bank Holiday -
Friday May 11, 2018

Banks only : From 2008 onwards


Ascension (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday May 14, 2018

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Royal Plouging Ceremony -
Monday May 14, 2018

Banks only : Royal Plouging Ceremony A government and bank holiday only, this ceremony revives an ancient blessing of the plants and ceremonial start to the new growing season. The action takes place on Bangkok's Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace.


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Banks only : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Banks close in the afternoon for one month -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Banks only : During the Ramadan period


Banks close at 12:00 -
Saturday May 19, 2018

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Battle of Las Piedras -
Monday May 21, 2018

Banks only : Uruguay and Brazil ended war in 1828


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Friday May 25, 2018

Banks only : All Souls' Day only observed by the Orthodox community


Banks are closed -
Monday May 28, 2018

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